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Old 05-27-2012, 09:55 PM
 
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gimme his number and i will.

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Old 05-27-2012, 09:57 PM
 
Location: Vineland, NJ
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This guy! I wonder if "Nairobi" will actually call that number thinking he is actually going to talk to Joel Kinnaman. Even if he did, I'm pretty sure Joel Kinnaman would be more than delighted to have a random stranger callling his personal number just to talk to him about what kind of Texas accent he was using a TV show he plays on. lol.

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Old 05-27-2012, 11:02 PM
 
Location: The Magnolia City
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This guy! I wonder if "Nairobi" will actually call that number thinking he is actually going to talk to Joel Kinnaman. Even if he did, I'm pretty sure Joel Kinnaman would be more than delighted to have a random stranger callling his personal number just to talk to him about what kind of Texas accent he was using a TV show he plays on. lol.
Yes, because I am just that big of a fool.
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Old 05-28-2012, 11:22 AM
 
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This guy! I wonder if "Nairobi" will actually call that number thinking he is actually going to talk to Joel Kinnaman. Even if he did, I'm pretty sure Joel Kinnaman would be more than delighted to have a random stranger callling his personal number just to talk to him about what kind of Texas accent he was using a TV show he plays on. lol.
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Old 05-30-2012, 12:56 AM
 
Location: BMORE!
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The Baltimore accent is just strange; its not like philly or NYC, but not like Richmond or the tidewater area. I don't think the Baltimore accent is that old since there were very few blacks in Baltimore before the great migration. I'm 27 and my parents were the first generation to be born and raised in Baltimore. None of my grandparents are from here....3 were born in NC, one in VA.
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Old 05-31-2012, 09:09 AM
 
Location: The western periphery of Terra Australis
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I travelled from LA to Boston over a period of three weeks, and did notice regional variations. My LA sample wasn't representative, nor did I get to talk to any AA's for a long time, but those I did (asking a couple for directions, for instance) didn't seem to have strong stereotypical AA accents. They looked like professionals or worked office jobs, though, and they were at subway stations around Hollywood and Downtown, not somewhere like Willowbrook.

I noticed the AA's in Tennessee had VERY strong southern accents. Just a general southern sounding accent, at least to my non-American ears. The way they said 'way', for instance, was very 'hillbilly'. New Orleans blacks did have a bit of the Southern LA accent. In New York, again less drawly. As for black people it seemed I encountered more Jamaicans than African Americans in Boston.
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Old 05-31-2012, 10:03 AM
 
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A lot of Detroit's and Chicago's blacks have adopted the Yooper or ""Northern Cities Vowel Shift" accent, since a lot of them a 2nd to 4th generation.

A lot of New York's/New Jersey's blacks have adopt the Brooklyn/Jersey accent (LL Cool J and Mike Tyson for examples).
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Old 01-31-2013, 03:10 PM
 
Location: Hollywood, CA
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I travelled from LA to Boston over a period of three weeks, and did notice regional variations. My LA sample wasn't representative, nor did I get to talk to any AA's for a long time, but those I did (asking a couple for directions, for instance) didn't seem to have strong stereotypical AA accents. They looked like professionals or worked office jobs, though, and they were at subway stations around Hollywood and Downtown, not somewhere like Willowbrook.

I noticed the AA's in Tennessee had VERY strong southern accents. Just a general southern sounding accent, at least to my non-American ears. The way they said 'way', for instance, was very 'hillbilly'. New Orleans blacks did have a bit of the Southern LA accent. In New York, again less drawly. As for black people it seemed I encountered more Jamaicans than African Americans in Boston.
The typical AA accent is a bit more diluted here.There's the urban accent which sounds like Oakland AA's, and a few who speak with Valley Girl inflections or a Hispanic influence.

Here's the Urban LA AA accent.

Arbor black Feat. Inglewood Monster whats the difference official video - YouTube

Proper AA accent

USC Nike Camp interview with Inglewood WR Derrick Woods - YouTube

Another proper AA accent. Slight Hispanic influnce. Think sounds like Theenk. Thing sounds like theeng instead of thang spoken by most AAs in the country.


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Old 02-01-2013, 04:27 PM
 
Location: Hollywood, CA
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I love the New Orleans accent. Homegirl is a good example. Kinda like a Southern mixed with a Caribbean type accent.


New Orleans is what i speak - YouTube
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Old 12-05-2013, 11:14 PM
 
Location: Prince George's County, Maryland
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I love the New Orleans accent. Homegirl is a good example. Kinda like a Southern mixed with a Caribbean type accent.


New Orleans is what i speak - YouTube
I really love the Yat accent! One of my most favorite SE LA accents/dialects.
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